Sweet potato


Sweet sweet sweet potatoes. Not only are they delicious and brighten up any mundane meal with their vibrant colour, but they're also full of fiber and beta carotene, which your body kindly will turn into Vitamin A for you (amazing for the immune system). They are lower than regular potatoes on the glycemic index, meaning they do not raise your blood sugar levels quite as much. Which is good news as it is important to keep your blood sugar in balance, to not suffer from everyday food cravings, mood swings, irritability and fatigue (besides other more serious effects of continuous blood sugar swings).

Sweet potatoes also contain less calories and slightly less carbs than regular potatoes, if that is important to you. 

I often eat oven baked sweet potatoes with lots of good oil, salt and herbs. While other times it's nice to boil them just very gently and eat with minimum spice and intervention. To keep it natural and gentle on the digestive system. As pictured, with an avocado/tomato salad, hempseeds and a fried egg.

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